Unification Day sketching

Kandern, DE parish house



October 3, 2011. Here's a little low-quality video I made while sketching the parish house in Kandern today, just to document some of the steps.

11 comments:

Frankie said...

Waaaaah! This one made me really homesick! Loved the video, the music was perfect and of course the sketch is great too!

Howard and Eileen Dueck said...

could not begin to count the number of times we walked, biked or drove past this house and down this street. how lovely to see such a familiar spot!

Howard and Eileen Dueck said...

hey you turned around and went the other way! trying to throw us off - hey?!! :)

RobCarey said...

It's not the same without you here! Have a great week, H&E!

RobCarey said...

And you too, "Frankie" :)

Charlotte said...

Really enjoyed watching the sketch appear- funny how it's so relaxing watching someone else draw... And a nice bit of cycling while filming at the end- eek!

RobCarey said...

I just have to make sure I don't try to sketch WHILE I'm riding my bike. :)

Anonymous said...

Rob, Being a beginner this vido was wonderful for me to watch:) Thank you so for taking the time. Can you please do more on your out and about drawing trips trees buildings I would love to see more to learn from. What size nib do you have on your pen and is this a Lami? Where do you get the 130 lb paper or sketchbook? I like the way you draw and your art the buldings are the best and can you have more on tree folige and how you draw and paint?
Thank you for this Rob,
Linda

RobCarey said...

Linda,
ok- I will try to post more tips as I think of them. Yes, I used a Lamy Safari pen, my new favorite pen. I'm just using the nib that came with it and Noodler's Bulletproof black ink. Drawing buildings I think just has something to do with understanding a little 2 point perspective, although you can see my style is not perfectionism and straight lines. I like to let the pen feel somewhat loose in my fingers.
Try to find some good watercolor paper at an art supply store- try 140 pound cold-press paper to start. Instead of buying a whole sketch pad, just buy single sheets of different weights to see which one you like best. Also, I would suggest buying a few Micron waterproof fine point pens- very fine if you like details. Decide which size you like best. Watercolor- start with a cheap set, until you get where you want to get. Play around with painting on dry versus wet paper to see which you prefer. I paint on dry.
Drawing foliage? Get the general shape of the tree or bush and then sketch in the elements with the general shape of the leaves- you don't want to spend excessive time drawing every leaf as it makes the picture look too calculated. Just some ideas- hope it's helpful.

Pierre Raby said...

Beautiful work Rob, and the video is highly communicative! Always on a great mood after visiting your blog, you surely know how to share your passion for outdoors,sketching, and of course: life!

RobCarey said...

Thank you, Pierre. With a little more time and better equipment a person could really have fun with it!